Search Results: "Arielle North Adapt. Olson"


BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S CATS AND THE DEVIL'S FIRE by Arielle North--Adapt. Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An outstandingly handsome setting for a winner of a story. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-11)"
In a Romanian version of the biblical story, the devil disguises himself as a mouse and sneaks aboard the Ark after Noah orders him away. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Despite these minor flaws, the collection seems destined to find an enthusiastic audience of listeners and tellers as did Olson and Schwartz's earlier collaboration, Ask the Bones (1999). (Folklore. 10 & up)"
Bare Bones might have been an equally descriptive title for this collection of 22 tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Phoenix Rising by Phenice Arielle
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2013

"A smart, thrilling story of a dangerous and mystical adventure."
In Arielle's debut YA novel, a New York University journalism student discovers the truth about her mysterious past while visiting Africa. Read full book review >

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PEACE TALES by Margaret Read--Adapt. MacDonald
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 15, 1992

"Multicultural index'' not seen. (Folklore. 4+)"
An interesting, useful collection of three dozen short stories and numerous proverbs, intended as discussion starters on war and peace, conflict and cooperation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"A story-hour gem. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
An uproarious tangled tale from Han (The Rabbit's Judgment, 1994, etc.) that works, because it retains the natural and spontaneous inventiveness of its folk origins. Read full book review >

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TICKLE, TICKLE! ITCH, TWITCH! by Julie Olson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

A mischievous mouse plays a trick on a slumbering groundhog. Read full book review >

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THE ICON by Neil Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A passable debut with good scenery."
Old enemies from the partisan warfare in WWII Greece bring their various lusts for an ancient Byzantine icon to New York City and Westchester. Read full book review >

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WRITE LETTER TO BILLY by Toby Olson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The bottom line: too much going on, too many coincidences to allow either the mystery or the search for deeper meaning to become credible."
An unsolved murder pulls together the varied threads of a story that relies heavily on coincidence in reuniting a father with his teenaged daughter, and a brother with his Siamese twin, while also self-consciously exploring memory and identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 25, 2017

"Feel-good histories of World War II have fallen out of fashion, but Britain's sole stand against Hitler remains inspiring. Despite the title, the occupied nations that she sheltered did not 'turn the tide,' but Olson delivers an engrossing, sometimes-disturbing account of their energetic efforts."
A "rich, intensely human story" of European cooperation during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARBREAK by Phoebe North
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"While the refugee issues are deep and Terra's solutions, inventive and wise, this is really for fans of destiny romance. (Science fiction/romance. 12-16)"
A teen's predestined true love is an alien plant-boy, and her refugee spaceship needs to land on his hostile planet. Read full book review >

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WATER, STONE, HEART by Will North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"A simple, mildly old-fashioned, intelligently written, if slender, love story."
A life-threatening storm in Cornwall has a silver lining, helping two attracted but procrastinating divorcees to commit. Read full book review >

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THE METHODS OF SERGEANT CLUFF by Gil North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Martin Edwards' brief but informative Introduction notes that the Cluff stories inspired a BBC television series, and you can see why: North's elliptical scene-setting and clipped dialogue are perfect for brief, understated segments on the telly, and they're strikingly modern to boot."
Sgt. Caleb Cluff, the no-nonsense Yorkshire copper created by pseudonymous Geoffrey Horne (1916-88), is resurrected by the British Library Crime Classics. Read full book review >